NAVAL MEDICAL SERVICE.
REGULATIONS - DATED APRIL 1st, 1844.
|-||Anatomy, eighteen months; or general anatomy, twelve months, and comparative anatomy, six months.|
|-||Surgery, eighteen months; or general surgery, twelve months, and military surgery, six months.|
|-||Theory of medicine, six months; practice of medicine, twelve months, * (or eighteen months, if given in conjunction.)|
|-||Clinical lectures at an hospital as above, twelve months; on the practice of medicine, six months; on the practice of surgery, six months.|
|-||Chemistry, six months; or lectures on chemistry three months, and practical chemistry, three months.|
|-||Materia medica, six months.|
|-||Midwifery, six months; accompanied by certificates stating the number of midwifery cases personally attended.|
|-||Botany, six months; or general botany, three months, and medical botany, three months.|
* Six months' lectures in pathology, if given at an university where there may be a professorship on that branch of science, will be admitted in lieu of six months' lectures on the practice of medicine
In addition to the tickets for the lectures, certificates must be produced from the professors &c. by whom the lectures were the given, stating the periods (in months) actually attended by the candidates. The time, also, of actual attendance at an hospital or infirmary must be certified; and the tickets as well as certificates of attendance, age, moral character, &c. must be produced by the candidate immediately on his being desired to appear for examination.
A favourable consideration will be given to the cases of those who have obtained the degree of M.D. at either of the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Dublin, Glasgow, or London; or who, by possessing a knowledge of diseases of the eye, medical jurisprudence, natural history, natural philosophy, &c., appear to be more peculiarly eligible for admission into the service, observing, however, that lectures on these or any other subjects cannot be admitted as compensating for any deficiency in those required by the regulations.
No assistant-surgeon can be promoted to the rank of surgeon until he shall have served, three years in the former capacity, one year of which must be in a ship actually employed at sea; and, no one can be admitted to an examination for surgeon unless he be a member of one of the above-named royal colleges.